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Front view of Intel Core i3 2310E

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Intel Core i3 2310E

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 77.19W 2.7x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 22.89 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 83.22 $/year 2.7x lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 12.46 pt/$ vs 0.59 pt/$ More than 21x better performance per dollar
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.37 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 9.83 pt/W vs 3.46 pt/W More than 2.8x better performance per watt
Newer manufacturing process 28 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,596 vs 1,127 More than 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better PassMark score 5,468 vs 2,839 Around 95% better PassMark score
Newer Aug, 2014 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.45 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 2310E vs Athlon X4 860K

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 2310E  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Clock speed 2.1 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM

power consumption

TDP 35W 95W
Annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.46 pt/W 9.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 28.44W 77.19W

details

Core i3 2310E  vs
Athlon X4 860K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 28 nm

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.1 GHz 4.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.1 GHz 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.1 GHz 4.37 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 N/A
Number of displays supported 2 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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